Book Reviews

AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Romantic ghost story is light on chills and thrills.
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By Francesca Lia Block
(2014)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Girl turns trash into treasures in hopeful underdog tale.
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By Holly Schindler
(2014)
Editors' pick
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Richly imagined early Earth history can inspire kids to think about their place in the world. 
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By Isabel Greenberg
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Violent satire sees rich high schoolers through their sins.
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By Gigi Levangie
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Oddly sweet dystopian mystery marred by out-of-place action.
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By Lauren DeStefano
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
End-of-the-world story doesn't live up to its premise.
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By Alexandra Coutts
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Beautiful coming-of-age story about fandom and first love.
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By Rainbow Rowell
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Engaging novel shows teens' lives altered by tragedy.
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By Robyn Schneider
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Love story about two Iranian girls is sad but educational.
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By Sara Farizan
(2013)
AGE
12
QUALITY
 
Clever, creepy modern fairy tale with irresistible heroes.
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By Tom McNeal
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Unique novel about OCD teens in love is disturbing but good.
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By Corey Ann Haydu
(2013)
AGE
13
QUALITY
 
Gripping novel of kids filmed every five years for docu.
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By Jennifer Castle
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Mesmerizing, gritty story of bullied Latina teen in NYC.
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By Meg Medina
(2013)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Migrant worker girl faces big responsibility in sweet story.
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By Cynthia Kadohata
(2013)
AGE
14
QUALITY
 
Gritty, moving tale of boy trying to escape his barrio past.
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By Greg Takoudes
(2013)
AGE
15
QUALITY
 
Mature romance explores love, travel, and self-discovery.
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By Gayle Forman
(2013)
AGE
16
QUALITY
 
Brilliant, violent Afghanistan novel will enlighten teens.
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By Khaled Hosseini
(2003)
AGE
8
QUALITY
 
Realistic story of girl coping with sick cat, dad's death.
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By Joanne Rocklin
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Moving story of grieving American teen in African village.
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By Shana Burg
(2012)
AGE
10
QUALITY
 
Girl stands up for gay mom in slight but thoughtful story.
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By Jennifer Gennari
(2012)

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